Welcome to AER Orientation and Mobility!

Orientation and Mobility Division (Division 9)

Welcome to the website of AER’s Orientation and Mobility Division (Division Nine)! We are a division of the Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AERBVI). With more than 1200 members in this Division, we are the largest and most comprehensive professional organization for Orientation and Mobility (O&M) specialists in the world.

Our Purpose:
Our purpose is to encourage and promote professional standards and improvement of O&M practices and services by:

  • Offering professional development opportunities
  • Encouraging quality university preparation of O&M specialists, and
  • Working to improve and expand O&M services for individuals with visual impairments.

Picture of past chairs of the O&M Division at the AER Conference 2014


AER Conference 2014
O&M Division Past Chairs Breakfast

(Top row from left: Bill Jacobson, Laura Bozeman Kevin Hollinger, Marjie Wood, Bill Wiener, Susan Langendonk, Gala Brooks.

Bottom row from left: John Kelly, Kathy Yale, Toni Heinze, Rod Kossick)




O&M Division 2014 Budget




AER O&M Division Business Meeting Agenda

Thursday, July 31, 2014

San Antonio, Texas


The draft minutes from the 12/11/13 Business Meeting are available for review.  They will be approved at the Business Meeting in San Antonio.  Please click here to download the minutes.





The next O&M Division Executive Committee meeting date will be announced two weeks before it occurs. Please contact your District Director to share any questions, concerns, or comments you would like the Executive Committee to address. The Executive Committee contact information can be found in the link to the left or  http://oandm.aerbvi.org/contact.htm.

The approved minutes of the August 25, 2015, O&M Division ExecutiveCommittee Meeting are now available for review.

Please direct any questions to Susan Langendonk, Chair, or Justin Kaiser, Secretary

Click for Archive Minutes of Past Meetings







You make a difference! Click here to view the results of the Spring 2011 O&M Member Survey





CE Pass for AER International Orientation & Mobility Conference 2013


Individual sessions from the AER International O&M Conference 2013 are still available for purchase at http://aerbvi.sclivelearningcenter.com/index.aspx?PID=7760. AER members receive a 50% discount off the list price for each of the recorded sessions from the conference. Make sure you log in using your email address and last name to qualify for the discount.





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